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Megan Timm Organizational Culture Theory Communication is part of everyone’s daily lives, and Organizational Culture Theory is one way in which we interact with each other. Our organizational lives are mainly characterized by change more than anything else. Many theorists and writers have tried to organize our lives by writing books on “how to get promoted in our jobs” or “how to live a stress-free life and live a longer, healthier and happier life.” Michael Pacanowsky and Nick O’Donnell-Trujillo are the ones that developed this theory, but they felt it could best be understood using a cultural lens which was an idea by anthropologist Clifford Geertz. This theory attracts researchers “to observe, record, and make sense of the communicative behavior or organizational members.” Most people would confuse the fact that our culture is how we socialize and organize ourselves in a group, but as I am going to explain that is not what the theory is about.
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Unformatted text preview: Culture is a major part of an organization and “culture is not something and organization has; a culture is something and organization is.” Many companies also use slogans to symbolize their values and display to consumers their goals. (Turner & West 277) Organizational Culture Theory is part of everyone’s life. Members of organizations engage in communication that factor into the culture of the company such as “gossiping, joking, backstabbing, or becoming romantically involved with others.” (Turner & West 278) If you are in the job industry, many times employees have to deal with all these issues whether it be with other peer employees or their managers or bosses. For example if a certain company were to be bought by another company than things such as dress code, return policy, salary and time off are example of things that could be potential problems for existing employees....
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